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Boat on the river Nile looking towards the pyramids at Saqqâra and Dahshûr, Egypt. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1846.
- Roberts, David, 1796-1864
- Part of:
- Egypt and Nubia
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[London (20 Threadneedle Street)] : [F.G. Moon], 
1 print : lithograph with tint plate, with watercolour and gum arabic.
View on the Nile looking towards the pyramids of Dashour and Saccara
Wellcome Library no. 31654i
Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 1, 272.I.4
David Roberts travelled in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Egypt, from 1838 to 1839, producing numerous sketches. Roberts later worked these up into watercolours, which formed the basis for the series of 247 lithographs called The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, published between 1842 and 1849
Bears number in pencil : 4
The total work consists of six volumes, which were available as two publications of three volumes each. The three volumes of Middle Eastern subjects are called The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, often referred to as "The Holy Land". The remaining three volumes are called Egypt & Nubia
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